"Daydreamin' by Lupe Fiasco is now eligible for platinum certification. On Tuesday (March 14,), Music Data tweeted that Jill Scott's song has sold more than one million copies in the United States. She quoted the post with a single blush emoji.
On September 11, 2006, "Daydreamin'" was released as the third song from Lupe Fiasco's debut album, "Food & Liquor." The track is inspired by a sample of I Monster's "Daydream in Blue," a composition that also includes Gunter Kallmann Choir's cover of the same name.
Lupe and Jill also directed a video for the song that explored a robot's perspective, incorporating visuals that reflected his fondness for science fiction and Japanese culture. The lyrics also criticized America's zeitgeist and the state of hip-hop affairs in 2006.
"Daydreamin'" was the winner of the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, giving the rapper his first Grammy. During the height of his enormous 2006 career, the MIT professor talked with A.V. Club about working with the neo-soul singer on the track.
"I was like, 'Jill Scott is in the studio!' She was like, 'Whoa, calm down!' [Laughs.] It was 'This is business.'
"She said, "You have to stop and tell me what you want me to do." Every other note or run or style I wanted her to perform on the record, I had to stop and tell her to do it."